Author Topic: Selling Art  (Read 2279 times)

kisserofsinners

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Selling Art
« on: August 09, 2012, 03:56:52 PM »
I was a part of the street art popularity rise in the very early 2000's. I have about 6 prints from Obey among other popular artists. With the new plan i wanted to know if anyone has experience selling art prints.

I feel like the Ebay market undervalues the art due to basic ignorance of the sellers. Art should be sold in an art market, not a mall. IMO The ebay market seems flooded with the same, common prints. I am at a total loss for info about mine, that i haven't even seen being sold in the last 3 years. There is no online source of pricing otherwise.

It's also very possible that i am having trouble accepting their actual value VS what i perceive as heir value...I can already feel myself getting indignant, but i simply don't have much info. Everything is original, signed/numbered, and stored flat. I've taken good care of my investment and i expect good returns, but art is subjective.... ;oP

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Selling Art
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 04:24:25 PM »
Original prints by artists such as Shepard Fairey should be sold by a reputable art broker or a local art gallery.  I agree that eBay isn't the best play to buy and sell rare prints. 

It is very true that the value of art is very subjective so it is all about finding the right buyer. Again, contact brokers at major cities such as LA, Las Vegas, NYC will get an idea how much your prints are worth.

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Re: Selling Art
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 07:22:42 PM »
Shepard Fairey's been pretty prolific with respect to putting out prints, so I wouldn't get your hopes up too much. It will of course depend a lot on desirability and edition size.

http://expressobeans.com/ is a very good source to see where your prints have been trading in the market including current bids and offers.

http://banksyforum.proboards.com/index.cgi connects a very active community of street art collectors. Post your prints, and many will be happy to give you free appraisals and information about where those prints have been trading.

Provided you can prove authenticity/provenance, Ebay is surprisingly effective at soliciting top dollar bids for street art prints. But make sure you publicize the listing through websites like the Urban Art Association and the artchival.
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